ICC World Twenty20, 4th Match, Group B: Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 4th match, Group B
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
12 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
0.5

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, a sighter outside off stump, and an expansive leave from Ponting.

0.6

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, a tidy line to finish, and Chigumbura takes his sweater at the end of a nerve-settling and successful over. First blood to Zimbabwe

Australia 7/1   RT Ponting 0* (2b)
1.4

Brent to Ponting, no run, drawn forward in a circumspect defensive stroke. Very respectful play so far from Australia

1.5

Brent to Ponting, no run, whipped off the legs, but fielded with a juggle at short midwicket.

1.6

Brent to Ponting, 1 run, floated onto leg stump and on-driven, but midwicket fields well with a dive. Australia, dare one say it, are being a little tied down for the moment

Australia 11/1   RT Ponting 1* (5b)
2.1

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, driven down to deep backward point

2.3

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, defended watchfully. What must the skipper be thinking right now?

2.4

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, defended again

2.5

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, half-driven to cover. No room for manoeuvre

2.6

Chigumbura to Ponting, 2 runs, a massive biff this time from Ponting, but that shot just plugs in the turf at cow corner like a Tiger Woods approach shot. Tough times for the Aussies

Australia 14/2   RT Ponting 4* (10b)
3.2

Brent to Ponting, no run, pushed onto the back foot and driven to point. No way through there

3.3

Brent to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's had enough of beating around the bush. He uses his feet gloriously and picks the gap in the covers with expert timing.

3.4

Brent to Ponting, no run, lovely outswinger to follow up, and a neat take from Taylor

3.5

Brent to Ponting, no run, stifled appeal as Ponting shuffles across his stumps, but nothing doing from the umpire. Testing times ...

3.6

Brent to Ponting, OUT, well well well well ... Ponting uses his feet again, and this time he perishes! A wild swing finds only an outside edge, and after an eternity third man steadies himself to claim a massive wicket! Australia, officially, are in strife.

RT Ponting c Chigumbura b Brent 8 (14m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Australia 19/3   RT Ponting 8 (15b 1x4)
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